News

19 January 2018
Confidence rises that Lazarus Hunter Cup bound
The news is good for fans of champion pacer Lazarus - not so good for his rivals. The Inter Dominion champion has thrilled trainer Mark Purdon with how he has recovered from the hoof problems that threatened to ruin his $1.5 million summer and says he is confident the Del-Re National A. G. Hunter Cup...
16 January 2018
Pundits predict Lenny and Heaven rocked by barrier draw
More questions have been established than answered at today's staging of the PETstock Ballarat Pacing Cup. Broadcast live on Harness Racing Victoria's Facebook page, the draw delivered a mixed bag for the favourites of the $100,000 Group 1, with Mark Purdon's pair Heaven Rocks and Vincent...
15 January 2018
Shepparton Cup rescheduled to create new trots country climax
A new bumper night of feature racing will bring to a close the Trots Country Cups Championship with the Shepparton Cup rescheduled to form the season finale. The $50,000 Group 2 Neatline Homes Shepparton Gold Cup will be staged on Saturday, April 28, sharing the card with the club’s trotting cup,...
5 January 2018
A. G. Hunter Cup nominees the cream of Australasian racing
The heads of state are at the gates for what presents as an outstanding edition of the Del-Re National A. G. Hunter Cup. The February 3 $500,000 Group 1 attracted 37 entrants when first nominations closed at noon today, including seven of the 10 combatants who battled for the TABTouch Inter Dominion...
4 January 2018
Vic Derby assault heats up this weekend for leading locals
The first bricks along the road to the VHRSC Victoria Derby will be paved this weekend when some of Victoria’s leading lights begin their pursuit of the three-year-old crown. Ange McDowell’s unbeaten Sportswriter colt Lumineer will contest Friday night’s $20,000 VHRSC 3Y0 Classic and...
3 January 2018
HERO knocks up quick half-ton as horses thrive post racing
HRV HERO continues to set the standard for life after racing with an abundance of horses being resettled post their competitive careers. Fifty horses were rehomed in the first three months of the 2017-18 season alone, a milestone HRV HERO manager Tanya McDermott attributed to the program’s hard...
14 December 2017
Share your fantastic foal photos and win
Do you have a 2017 foal that you would love to show off? To celebrate this season’s foals and our breeders we are looking for your most cute, creative, fun foal photos. Photos will be displayed on our Trots Own The Moment website. The photo judged to be the winner by our panel will receive a fantastic...
7 December 2017
Vic raiders stretch far beyond Perth's big dance
The Victorian flavour runs deep in Friday night's Gloucester Park showcase, with talented horses from Australia's south-east prominent across a 10-race card. While Lennytheshark and San Carlo loom large in the $1.1 million TABTouch Inter Dominion, Kerryn Manning's presenting with a team thick...
7 December 2017
Cash splash to give owners VIP trots treatment across Victoria
Trots owners will be given the red carpet treatment across Victorian trots racetracks following a renewed push by the State Government and the VHRSC. Facilities will be upgraded to enhance the race day experience for owners, with the State Government’s Victorian Racing Industry Fund investing $35,207...
7 December 2017
Video: The Inter Dom dreammaker who means so much to many
At 11pm the gates will release and soon after the 2017 Inter Dominion champion will be crowned, and for San Carlo's crew qualification is the reward for an unforgettable journey. The realisation of trainer Stephen O'Donoghue and driver Rebecca Bartley's faith in their Mach Three gelding,...
30 November 2017
Stawell set to emerge from storm's shadows with big cup day
The sun will resurface on Sunday, the experts say, when Stawell will host its biggest day of racing in the wake of the big wet. Stawell Harness Racing Club has been preparing manfully throughout the course of the week amid the threat of 50-100mm of rain forecasted to fall up to Saturday. To make matters...
28 November 2017
All Clear: Daiquiri's win means the world for Aussie
An emotional Austin Mifsud dedicated Saturday night's win at Tabcorp Park Melton to his wife, Julie. Scoring with Daiquiri in the Bunnings Melton Trot, Mifsud steered his hope to the front from gate two to salute at $17.20 for owners Julie and William Mifsud. "This one's for my wife, Julie,...
27 November 2017
Podcast: Lenny's king and Soho's coming but don't discount Laz
Lennytheshark broke the clock, Soho Tribeca can match the best, Tiger Tara's in the mix and don't write off Lazarus. They were just some of the verdicts of Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden from the first night of Inter Dominion heats at Perth's Gloucester Park, when the pair sat down for...
27 November 2017
Mick Hughes takes us Beyond The Gates of Cranbourne training centre
Great camaraderie and access to first-class facilities make Cranbourne's trots training centre a terrific place to toil, Mick Hughes told Beyond The Gates. The leading Cranbourne trainer, who spoke to Jason Bonnington for Trots Media's program that takes viewers into trainers' stables, has...
10 November 2017
The people's champ triumphs in record-smashing Valley Cup
History was rewritten when two-time Victorian Horse of the Year Lennytheshark obliterated a track record and captured the United Petroleum Yarra Valley Pacing Cup. With quality pacers My Field Marshall, Tee Cee Bee Macray and Messini breathing down his neck, David Aiken’s Perth-bound eight-year-old...
6 November 2017
Cups aplenty as race goers flock to the Yarra Valley
Some of the greatest racehorses in the world will be celebrated amid some of the finest drops of champagne and nibbles as the annual racing celebration engulfs the Yarra Valley. The two-day delights moulds the Spring Racing Carnival's Melbourne Cup and Victoria Oaks with some fantastic trots racing,...
3 November 2017
WATCH NOW: OTM TV episode 2 goes behind the scenes at GRM
Enjoy OTM TV episode two when host Larni Salathiel talks with owners celebrating their crowning moments at the 2017 Gordon Rothacker Medal night. OTM TV is a Trots Media initiative with digital partner Alabar to celebrate the thrills of trots ownership. Click here for more information on how you can...
26 October 2017
"Amazing" field hunts Maryborough's prized Gold Cup
An outstanding field will amass at the gates for Sunday’s flagship Maryborough trots race, with all but three of the combatants having won an elite Group race. Group 1 winners My Field Marshall, Milly Perez and Burnaholeinmypocket headline a stunning line-up for the Avoca-Maryborough Community...
21 September 2017
OTM TV launches with a feast of Group 1 glory
Owners' grand moments are being thrust into the spotlight with tonight's launch of OTM TV, a Trots Media production hosted by Larni Salathiel. The program, which is backed by Trots Media's digital sponsor Alabar, celebrates all things ownership and began with a special TAB Breeders Crown...
7 September 2017
Alabar, Trots Media announce digital partnership
Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) today announced an exciting partnership with Alabar Bloodstock, which has joined the Trots Media team as official digital content partner. “We are stoked. Alabar has always had a strong understanding of the value associated with embracing quality digital and social...
7 September 2017
Victoria Cup Lunch to benefit from Angelique Club's warm embrace
The Angelique Club’s treasured role in the trots will be elevated with the staging of this year’s Allied Express Victoria Cup Lunch, which will include the $200,000 feature’s barrier draw. The Tuesday lunch will embrace spring racing amid a busy times for Victoria’s racing codes,...
29 August 2017
Stable Of Stars: Live On Broadway to step out for Humbletonian Day
Live On Broadway will make his second play for success for his Stable Of Stars owners as part of Thursday's Humbletonian Day. Fresh from an impressive trial at Kilmore last Tuesday, Live On Broadway will join the 10-race field of horses seeking their first win when he steps out at Maryborough at...
28 August 2017
2017 Breeders Crown: All hail the champs on a memorable Super Sunday
A typically thrilling Super Sunday saw the trots stars of the 2016-17 season reign supreme in its gripping grand final, the TAB Breeders Crown. Amid chilling winds and a few bouts of hail, the kingpins of Australasian racing left an indelible mark and none were more prominent than driver Chris Alford....
27 August 2017
2017 Breeders Crown: Hear from the Race To Royalty champs
Legends are made on Super Sunday when the Race To Royalty brings some of Australasia's best horses together for the TAB Breeders Crown. Stay tuned for words from the winning connections soon after their triumph. Aldebaran Park Breeders Crown 2YO trotting colts and geldings Winner: WOBELEE Driver...
20 August 2017
Race To Royalty 2017: General pattern repeats, favourites foiled
A Mach Three soldier is again leading the Victorian trots resistance after Our Little General upstaged some of Australasia’s most fearsome three-year-olds to land a timely blow. The reigning Breeders Crown champ and Victoria Derby winner was back to his best in clipping Mark Purdon’s favourite...